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GPSC340 I was given this as a gift and have wasted too much trying trying to get it to operate. Whatever I do it defaults back to a map of Kansas City. Not much use to me, I live in Ontario. Yes I did enter my address, many time. I am taking this thing back, not impressed Garmin, piec of junk.

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Re: GPSC340

You need to go outside with a clear view of the sky and get a satellite fix with the unit turned on (usually a couple of minutes), Then the maps will show your current position. By entering your address you are trying to create a route from current position to your destination. By default the current position is set for Kansas (Garmin US office), but once you have locked onto the satellite your current postion will be the last position before the unit was turned off.

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Given as gift on turning it on maps are locked and no monor roads are there and dosent see uk

FOund that as was stated on box
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Thankyou for your time on this

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